Category: College of Engineering

Drugs, data and deaths

March 3rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

When it comes to availability of quality medicines, we seem to have an end-to-end problem, from the very beginning of the supply chain all the way to the end. We have a whole menu of raging fires that need to be fought every day, with little respite for the affected public…

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Heritage and legacy

February 23rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Beirut, Lebanon. Emir Maurice Chehab never got to see his beloved come back to life. The collection of treasures which he and his wife, Olga, saved through their vision, valour and foresight were unveiled to the world after he died. His legacy lives on through one of the most spectacular museums in the world…

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Can we create a Pakistani model?

February 16th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

The only conversation we have on higher education is about the rapidly failing systems, and little about turning the corner…

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Where are the mentors?

February 9th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Every year, at this time of the year, I get an opportunity to read the applications and essays of many aspiring students who are interested in graduate education abroad. Many are from Pakistan, with a strong academic record, and a strong desire to pursue higher education and research careers…

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Bionic Blood Sugar Control

February 3rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Discovery News, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Edward Damiano, College of Engineering

For 14 years, ever since his son was an infant, Edward Damiano has worriedly checked on David as he slept…

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The Next Big Thing to a Cure for Diabetes

January 29th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Time 0 comments

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Edward Damiano, College of Engineering

Inspired by his son’s condition, a father has invented a bionic pancreas that could transform life with diabetes…

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Mental health: Dare to think

January 26th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

From children who are marginalised to the mothers who have seen trauma to adults who resort to violence because of the battles that rage within them, mental health, and its challenges in Pakistan, remain both a taboo and a subject mired with misconceptions and mysteries…

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Scientists find Belichick’s explanation plausible

January 26th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, College of Engineering, James Bird, Newsmakers 0 comments

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James Bird, College of Engineering

It’s basic physics, folks. Four of the Boston area’s best scientific minds, zeroing in on the controversy over the Patriots’ use of underinflated footballs, agreed: If you take a ball from a warm place to a cool place, it will lose air pressure…

Expert quote:

“Everything they said doesn’t seem impossible to me. Based on simple ideal-gas-law calculations, I would not be surprised if the Patriots are vindicated. That said, there are many unknowns that can make small differences. . . . ”

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Medical woes: Pakistan needs to own its problems to find appropriate solutions, says expert

January 25th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

A Pakistani biomedical engineer and professor has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious  American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows…

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Appetite for wonder

January 20th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Ten years ago, Jomo Kenyatta University, a public-sector institution on the outskirts of Nairobi, was a different place. It was a typical university in a developing country, struggling to justify its existence, or the vision with which it was created at the time of independence…

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